By Chris Underwood
This 1963 handout explains the benefits and expectations of working at the New Zealand Post Office. It was given to new staff.
As the document says, pay day was every second Thursday. You were paid in cash and you’d arrive at work and a big black PSG car would be parked outside the Depot. Inside, one of the salaries clerks would have a big tray with envelopes full of cash, one for each staff member. You had to check that you’d got the right amount, then sign for it.
It was quite a performance and highly looked forward to.
Somehow payday was never the same once they started putting it straight into your account
Courtesy Chris Underwood